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Posterior nasal septal abscess in a healthy adult patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17967206     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We report an extremely rare case of bilateral posterior nasal septal abscess in an otherwise healthy adult patient. METHOD: Case report and a review of the world literature concerning atraumatic nasal septal abscess and its management. RESULTS: The development of an atraumatic nasal septal abscess is rare, but it has been reported in association with acute sinusitis, in patients with poor immunity and in children. The presentation, clinical course and treatment are discussed in the presented patient. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first report in the world literature of a bilateral posterior septal abscess associated with acute sinusitis in an otherwise healthy adult.
A George; W K Smith; S Kumar; A G Pfleiderer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-10-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-27     Completed Date:  2009-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1386-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Edith Cavell Hospital, Peterborough, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess* / diagnosis,  microbiology,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Haemophilus Infections* / diagnosis,  therapy
Haemophilus influenzae / isolation & purification
Headache / etiology,  therapy
Nasal Obstruction / etiology,  therapy
Nasal Septum*
Paranasal Sinus Diseases* / diagnosis,  microbiology,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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